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Missouri Marble Production as of 1923

Excerpt from

Stone Magazine, July 1925, Vol. XLVI, No. 7, pp. 426.

“For the first time in the history of the marble industry in Missouri the value of the marketed products exceeded $1,000,000 in 1923, according to the biennial report of the state geologist.  Both the quantity and value increased more than 50 percent in 1923, the value of all marble products being $1,085,122.  The entire production comes from near Carthage in Jasper County; Phenix in Greene County, and Ozora in Ste. Genevieve County.  The marble from the Carthage district is known as Ozark Gray, Colonial Gray, Carthage Marble and other trade names.  That from Phenix is known as Napoleon Gray, and the Marble from Ozora is sold as St. Genevieve Rose and St. Genevieve Golden Vein.  The quarry opened in 1922 by the Consolidated Marble Corporation about six miles from Ste. Genevieve, according to the report has not been worked since 1923.  Mud pockets, the report states, cut into the formation of white and gray stone to a large extent.  Both the Carthage and Greene county districts produce limestone for structural work, although fully half of the limestone quarried in the state is used for aggregate in concrete and road making.”

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